MSL opens office in Turkey

Mehin Öner, CEO, will lead collaboration with other Publicis agencies in Istanbul

ISTANBUL, July 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — MSL has brought its brand to Turkey, formally naming an existing Publicis-developed PR capability in Istanbul as MSL.  The new office is MSL’s 107th.  The MSL Istanbul unit, with 12 people, will be part of a strong integrated offering in Turkey that will feature the capabilities and expertise from Publicis İstanbul, Publicis Healthcare, Arc, Voden, Leo Burnett, Publicis Emil, Saatchi & Saatchi, Starcom, Spark Foundry, Zenith, DataWise and Performics all under the Publicis Groupe Türkiye umbrella.  Mehin Öner will lead the unit as its CEO, making Istanbul the 34th office in the MSL network led by a woman.

Mehin Oner, CEO, MSL Istanbul

Sebastian Hejnowski, Central and Eastern Europe CEO of MSL, said, “With Turkey’s anticipated economic growth and strong expectations for our business here, the time is right to put a stake in the ground in Istanbul.  In Turkey’s dynamic market, we expect to see success from the unwavering focus we place on clients and the strong value they gain from integrated 360-degree solutions anchored in Publicis Groupe’s ‘Power of One’ approach.”

Öner said, “The move links the PR capabilities in the Turkey to the MSL’s global practice and sectors as well as best-in-class strategic counsel and creative services and best practices that MSL provides around the world.  By working as part of the MSL global network, and closely with our local Publicis sister agencies, we offer our clients a distinct strategic, data-driven and holistic solution that meets their broadest communication and business needs.”

Guillaume Herbette, Global CEO of MSL explained, “The addition of Istanbul is strategically important to our global network as it is situated at crossroads of Europe, the Middle East and Asia, all where the MSL network is exceptionally strong.  We have been eager to move into the Turkey market for some time now.  Clients across our global network will benefit from our presence in Turkey where we now have a solid on-the-ground team with deep understanding of the local marketplace and strong relationships, community ties and social connections.”

In the last two years, MSL has converted existing operations around the world from Arc Worldwide and Leo Burnett to the MSL brand.  These include Sri Lanka (Jan. 2016), the Philippines (June 2016), Thailand (Dec. 2016), Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE in the Middle East (September 2016), the Czech Republic (Nov. 2017), and Malaysia and Indonesia (both Apr. 2018).

About Mehin Öner, CEO, MSL in Turkey

Prior to taking on the role of CEO of MSL in Turkey, Mehin Öner served as reporter, editor, senior healthcare editor and news head at some of Turkey’s most influential publications — Hurriyet Daily and Forbes.  She served in strategic communication roles at global PR firms, Grayling and Weber Shandwick Turkey.  Before joining MSL, Mehin directed global media for more than 20 markets at Arcelik A.Ş., Europe’s third largest home appliances company.  She also managed global communications of Beko’s “Eat like a Pro” and Grundig’s “Respect Food” CSR projects globally.

About MSL

MSL is Publicis Groupe’s public relations and integrated communications network, one of the world’s largest. It provides strategic counsel and creative thinking while championing its clients’ interests through fearless and insightful campaigns that engage multiple perspectives and holistic thinking to build influence and deliver impact. With more than 3,100 people across more than 107 offices worldwide, MSL is also one of the largest PR network in Europe, and the fastest growing in China and India.
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MSL opens office in Turkey

Mehin Öner, CEO, will lead collaboration with other Publicis agencies in Istanbul

ISTANBUL, July 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — MSL has brought its brand to Turkey, formally naming an existing Publicis-developed PR capability in Istanbul as MSL.  The new office is MSL’s 107th.  The MSL Istanbul unit, with 12 people, will be part of a strong integrated offering in Turkey that will feature the capabilities and expertise from Publicis İstanbul, Publicis Healthcare, Arc, Voden, Leo Burnett, Publicis Emil, Saatchi & Saatchi, Starcom, Spark Foundry, Zenith, DataWise and Performics all under the Publicis Groupe Türkiye umbrella.  Mehin Öner will lead the unit as its CEO, making Istanbul the 34th office in the MSL network led by a woman.

Mehin Oner, CEO, MSL Istanbul

Sebastian Hejnowski, Central and Eastern Europe CEO of MSL, said, “With Turkey’s anticipated economic growth and strong expectations for our business here, the time is right to put a stake in the ground in Istanbul.  In Turkey’s dynamic market, we expect to see success from the unwavering focus we place on clients and the strong value they gain from integrated 360-degree solutions anchored in Publicis Groupe’s ‘Power of One’ approach.”

Öner said, “The move links the PR capabilities in the Turkey to the MSL’s global practice and sectors as well as best-in-class strategic counsel and creative services and best practices that MSL provides around the world.  By working as part of the MSL global network, and closely with our local Publicis sister agencies, we offer our clients a distinct strategic, data-driven and holistic solution that meets their broadest communication and business needs.”

Guillaume Herbette, Global CEO of MSL explained, “The addition of Istanbul is strategically important to our global network as it is situated at crossroads of Europe, the Middle East and Asia, all where the MSL network is exceptionally strong.  We have been eager to move into the Turkey market for some time now.  Clients across our global network will benefit from our presence in Turkey where we now have a solid on-the-ground team with deep understanding of the local marketplace and strong relationships, community ties and social connections.”

In the last two years, MSL has converted existing operations around the world from Arc Worldwide and Leo Burnett to the MSL brand.  These include Sri Lanka (Jan. 2016), the Philippines (June 2016), Thailand (Dec. 2016), Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE in the Middle East (September 2016), the Czech Republic (Nov. 2017), and Malaysia and Indonesia (both Apr. 2018).

About Mehin Öner, CEO, MSL in Turkey

Prior to taking on the role of CEO of MSL in Turkey, Mehin Öner served as reporter, editor, senior healthcare editor and news head at some of Turkey’s most influential publications — Hurriyet Daily and Forbes.  She served in strategic communication roles at global PR firms, Grayling and Weber Shandwick Turkey.  Before joining MSL, Mehin directed global media for more than 20 markets at Arcelik A.Ş., Europe’s third largest home appliances company.  She also managed global communications of Beko’s “Eat like a Pro” and Grundig’s “Respect Food” CSR projects globally.

About MSL

MSL is Publicis Groupe’s public relations and integrated communications network, one of the world’s largest. It provides strategic counsel and creative thinking while championing its clients’ interests through fearless and insightful campaigns that engage multiple perspectives and holistic thinking to build influence and deliver impact. With more than 3,100 people across more than 107 offices worldwide, MSL is also one of the largest PR network in Europe, and the fastest growing in China and India.
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PhosAgro and Growthpoint Properties Among Big Winners on Institutional Investor’s Inaugural Emerging EMEA Executive Team Ranking

NEW YORK, July 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PhosAgro and Growthpoint Properties are among several notable firms that took home leading positions across their respective sectors in Institutional Investor’s inaugural ranking of the region’s best chief executives, top CFOs, investor relations professionals, and investor relations companies.

More than 500 buy-side analysts, asset managers, and sell-side researchers at nearly 300 firms, managing an estimated $272 billion in equities in Emerging EMEA named the best chief executives, top CFOs, investor relations professionals, and investor relations companies across 12 business sectors.

Buy-side analysts, money managers and sell-side researchers at securities firms and financial institutions that cover the region identified up to four companies that excel in up to ten investor relations attributes including:

  • Senior executives are accessible
  • IR team is well informed and empowered to speak authoritatively on the company’s behalf
  • Timely and appropriate level of financial disclosure
  • Responds quickly and thoroughly to requests
  • Most constructive conference calls
  • Highest quality of meetings through road shows/reversed road shows/conferences
  • Highest quality of corporate documents and investor kit materials
  • Best commitment to corporate governance
  • Delivers insight and useful reports on ESG/SRI metrics
  • Best website

“Investing in Emerging EMEA is not for the fainthearted, with economic and geopolitical uncertainties amongst some of the many challenges,” said Amani Korayeim, Director Sales and Product Development All-EMEA. “But in Institutional Investor’s inaugural survey of the global investment community, a strong phalanx of companies and leaders emerge who are excelling at cutting through the challenges, and sharing their companies’ vision and strategy with investors.” She adds, “Perhaps most encouraging, is the array of sectors and countries represented, from Russia to Egypt, Oil and Gas to Constructions & Real Estate all featuring strongly, suggesting that it really is the excellence of the teams in place to navigate through the uncertainty and engage investors. And lastly, in the absence of an objective quality measure of IR but an increasingly institutionalized IR function in the region, the Emerging EMEA Executive Team Survey results of Institutional Investor, will provide an independent vehicle to inform and benchmark companies’ IR strategy and continue to help optimize their outreach.”

Top Performing Companies and their Sectors Include:

PhosAgro (Russia) Chemicals
Growthpoint Properties (South Africa) Construction & Real Estate
Lenta (Russia) Consumer
Sberbank of Russia (Russia) Financials
NMC Health (United Arab Emirates) Health Care & Pharmaceuticals
El Sewedy Electric Co. (Egypt) Industrials
Severstal (Russia) Metals & Mining
Novatek (Russia) Oil & Gas
Mondi (South Africa) Paper & Forestry
Yandex (Russia) Technology, Media & Telecommunications
Aeroflot (Russia) Transportation
CEZ (Czech Republic) Utilities

Top Performing CEOs and their Sectors Include:

Christopher Griffith Anglo American Platinum (South Africa)
Mohamed Shameel Aziz-Joosub Vodacom Group (South Africa)
Mustafa Sani Şener TAV Havalimanlari Holding (Turkey)
Carlo Palasciano Villamagna Enel Russia (Russia)

Top Performing CFOs and their Sectors Include:

Paul Victor Sasol (South Africa)
Khaled Hassan Cleopatra Hospital Co. (Egypt)
Mustafa Gorkem Elverici Turkiye Sise ve Cam Fabrikalari (Turkey)
Mikhail Stiskin Polyus (Russia)
Alexey Kornya Mobile TeleSystems (Russia)

For the full list of published winners, please visit www.institutionalinvestor.com.

A total of 473 companies were nominated in this year’s Emerging EMEA Executive Team rankings. Of those companies, 36 scored high enough to earn the distinction of Most Honored Company in the full sector rankings and 64 earned the Honored Company distinction.

For more information, please contact Amani Korayeim at amani.korayeim@institutionalinvestor.com  or + 44 207 779 8535.

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Inculcate good moral principles into your children, parents urged

Takoradi, Parents have been called to inculcate in their children good moral principles that would shape their character to be responsible citizens.

“Some children are misbehaving since their parents guardians and teachers have failed in their responsibility to inculcate good moral values into them”, she said.

Mrs Ernestina Obeng, Headteacher of Reverend Cleland Memorial Primary School, said this at second graduation ceremony of St John Paul School in Takoradi.

The ceremony, held under the theme: “Effective Moral Education: A tool for Nation Building”, saw 40 kindergarten pupils graduating to class one.

The colourful ceremony was interspersed with Bible quotations, poetry recitals, choreography, cultural display and drama.

A naval cadet corp of the school was also mounted which entertained the audience with their cadet drills.

Mrs Obeng said “parents of 21st century are well educated, they have good jobs and are living good yet we have stayed aloof towards the moral uprightness of our own children just because they have rights “.

She acts of delinquency and indiscipline is an indication of good moral values decline in the country as a result of the parent’s inability to control their children.

Mrs Obeng, who was the guest speaker, said though teachers are working hard to nurture pupils, they must not lose sight of their shortcomings.

“Love them as your own and correct them with love and good intentions, canning is not the only means of correcting the child, assign them with long writings and word building at their leisure time”

She said children internalize their conscience at age five and that it is important they are brought up to observe the rules of acceptable behaviour in the home such as love, patience, self-control, justice and kindness, loyalty, tolerance among other virtues.

Mrs Agnes Akuoko, the Head teacher of St John Paul School, paid a glowing tribute to the founding fathers of the school.

She also commended the PTA and Board of Directors for their immense contribution towards the development of the school.

She said the school with a teacher population of 24 was able to instil discipline and hard work as well as moral values in the pupils.

Mrs Akuoko said the school which was established by the Catholic Church in 2009 with 14 pupils and five teachers now has a pupil population of 426.

She said the delay in payment of school fees, late pick-up of kids and the absence of an effective drainage system are some of the challenges confronting the school.

Deserving pupils and teachers were presented with awards.

Source: Ghana News Agency

President swears in OSP’s Governing Board

Accra, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday swore-in the Governing Board of the Office of the Special Prosecutor, making the anti-corruption body now, fully ready to execute its mandate.

The members include Mr Martin Amidu, the Special Prosecutor, Deputy Special Prosecutor Cynthia Lamptey, Mr Addae Wireko-Tawiah, Audit Service and Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo Danquah, Director-General of the Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and Mr Charles Nana Antwi, Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO).

The rest are Mr Kofi BoadI Boakye of the Financial Intelligence Centre, Mr Charles Ayamdo, Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Mr Kwaku Domfeh, from the National Security, and Linda Ofori-Kwafo, representative of the Anti-Corruption Civil Society Organizations.

At a short ceremony held at the Jubilee House, President Akufo-Addo administered the Oaths of Office and Secrecy and congratulated the members for the commitment they had made to serve the country.

He told the Board that public expectations of it were high – the Ghanaian people were eager to see the Special Prosecutor’s Office fulfilled its statutory obligations.

He said the composition of Board was to ensure the independence of the Office and added that, it was both crucial and mandatory for it to make the office self-standing and independent of the Executive.

Mrs Ofori-Kwafo, on behalf of the other members, expressed gratitude to the President for the privilege and opportunity to serve the nation.

She gave the assurance that they would do all they could to help bring down corruption.

Source: Ghana News Agency